This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's not just the airports...

The Hootsman reports that Scottish airport security is terrible... Well damn me, common sense told me that years ago.

Current hysteria about terrrirrrr is actually making things worse for travellers through our airports... Not only can you not take sensible quantities of liquid onto an aircraft, but you are made to queue up in stupid places where any self respecting terrrrrrist will be able to wander past and explode in the vicinity, whilst taking some air...

I know, I know, I am stating the blindingly obvious...

Trouble is, this sort of nonsense is spreading from airports, where you expect to be inconvenienced, and felt up by security apes, to the railways, where one was once accustomed to jumping on to a train seconds before it departed (don't be silly, it was never on time) and sped you merrily on your way to your destination...

However, these days, you can get your arse felt by the Peelers at the local train station... Two or three of my friends have been inconvenienced in this manner...

"Do you have a moment to be searched?" They ask...

"Well, my train leaves in 1 minute" My friend replies...

"We were not really asking" says the Peeler...

Several minutes of pointless inconveniencing and rummaging goes by, in the meantime the train (for once on time, the bastards) comes and goes.

Perhaps they should fuck right off and let us get about our business without hindrance.

Does any of this actually make us more secure? Does it fuck.

I expect they asked the same people who think ID cards are a great idea, and will sort all of this out whether they would mind having their mornings ruined by the plods at the train station... "Oh no, anything for security" they answer...

Fuck off.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

5 comments:

Fidothedog said...

Having been stoped myself on one occasion I decided to turn the tables on the PC & asked him a few questions.

The first was why he had chose myself? To which he answered that he was just there to search people. Not really an answer but about what I expected.

So I then pointed out that he was far more likely to catch a terrorist if he was to stop someone from the Asian community.

As I pointed out it was UK moslems who were the ones exploding themselves and attempting to fry airports...

Strangely enough he did not want to comment on that and quickly let me go on my way.

milo said...

And now with Gordon's new announcement you know why they were doing it - to get you used to it being standard practice in future. But only at busy stations - terrorists don't get on trains at small stations apparently.

Lord James-River said...

Not a bad quote there.

Shug Niggurath said...

At Prestwick in April my mate buzzed on the way through the gate, security bloke says "Are you wearing a belt?"

"Aye" says my mate.

"On you go then it'll just be the belt"

We did get the impression it was the lack of beard and/or skullcap that let us through.

Osama Saeed said...

Your quote from Franklin - stop and search doesn't even buy us some temporary safety